In Memoriam—Mary Gudjohnsen Stoneman

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1952 – 2020
Mary was biased towards action; she was always busy with activities and hobbies. When she was younger, it was co-ed softball, tennis, coaching the kids’ soccer teams, and parent involvement with the school music programs. Later, came a passion for fused glass art. What started in 2005 with a class at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast turned into a lifelong love, including over a decade selling her art at the Beaverton Farmers Market, a two-year term as President of the Oregon Glass Guild, and attending many art and craft shows around Portland and the state. The many attendees of her semi-regular “glass days” in her garage studio would attest to her dedication to the craft, too.

Mary passed away peacefully in her home early in the morning of April 12, 2020 from metastatic breast cancer. Notification of a service or Celebration of Life will follow at some later date when gatherings will be safe to have. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Providence Hospice, P.O. Box 13679, Portland 97213, or a cause that is important to you. Or, in Mary’s spirit of action, plant a tree (literal or metaphorical), start learning another new language, or just act decisively when you know what needs to be done